The Four Pillars of Weight Loss- Part III, Nutrition with Jason Seib, Episode 030

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Show Notes

We are  back with Jason Seib of AltShift for Part III of our four part series of interviews to discuss the Four Pillars of Weight Loss in more detail. Listen in on Part I for our discussion on Stress Management and Part II for our discussion on Sleep. In this episode about Nutrition, Jason and Jennifer discuss diet plans for women, that will lead to loosing weight and burning belly fat. Let’s dive in to find out what a healthy eating plan is.

What is AltShift Diet?

It’s a diet that was created after Jason was following a paleo diet. Paleo makes people healthier, but doesn’t necessarily lead to fat loss. The AltShift Diet cycles fats, carbs and calories, and people are finding this healthy eating plan easy to follow. It is a fat loss protocol and people are achieving astonishing results. There is scientific research backing the diet protocol.

The reached #1 on Fitness & Nutrition category in iTunes, and received Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2015 Award for Best Ebook. And the testimonials are amazing!


Four Pillars of Good Health and Fat Loss

The following are the four pillars of fat loss. We will be dedicating one whole episode to each, so be sure to come back the next few weeks to listen in on discussion about the other pillars.

Not one is more important than the other. If one is missing, it can dismantle your goals for loosing weight, burning belly fat, and healthy living.

The Basic Things We Should Know About Nutrition

Out of the 4 pillars of fat loss, nutrition is the one that most accurately needs to be done correctly. It has the biggest impact on sustainable fat loss. Jason goes into explaining what our diets should be as humans, and what the word diet has become in our culture. Jason started with a paleo diet. Although paleo has definitely led to healthy living, it has not led to fat loss.


4 Foods to Eliminate Now to Lose Fat

  • Grains
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable oils: canola oil, corn oil and safflower oil
  • Soy

With the removal of grains and sugars, you will eliminate 90% of processed foods. If you eat out a lot, you are consuming large amounts of vegetable oil and soy. It’s everywhere!!

These foods cause systemic inflammation, leading to a poor quality of life in our later years. Many of the ailments we encounter later in life are controlled by our diets diet, yet we blame it on genetics. Cancer, heart disease and dementia are diseases caused by inflammation.

When inflammation is present in the body, it also makes it difficult for your body to lose fat.


Nutrition and Behavior

Jason explains how our body reacts and behaves to our nutrition. He talks about flavor and the senses of taste, and our body’s reaction to it. It’s quite amazing the psychological and physical effects our food creates. You’ll want to listen in to get a good understanding. And to capture all the details of how our body reacts to nutrition, you’ll want to get his book, The AltShift Diet.


You won’t be successful in getting the full benefits of a good nutrition if you don’t take care of the other 3 pillars: stress management, sleep and exercise. More details on exercise in an upcoming episode. Come back in the next few weeks to listen in on it, get tips on healthy living and build self confidence. Listen in on the Stress Management Episode and the Sleep Episode.

Also, listen in on our first interview with Jason a few months back: Thinking Yourself Thin- Fact or Fiction with Jason Seib.


Jason’s Bio:

Jason Seib is the creator of the popular AltShift Diet, the author of The Paleo Coach, co-host of the popular JASSA Podcast and AltShift Podcast, founder and co-owner of AltShift Fitness and Fat Loss, a successful small gym in the Portland, Oregon area, as well as founder and co-owner of, an on-line training site and community. He speaks on the subject of fat loss regularly, delivering his Sustainable Fat Loss Seminar around the US. Jason’s passion is guiding normal people to extraordinary levels of health and fitness and he has built his career by helping thousands of people to change their perspective and find a healthy, sustainable path to their goals.


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